Monster Food:All of these treats have one item in common, Wilton candy eyeballs. Pick up a package and let your imagination do the rest.
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These monster cookies are actually made from a cake mix but you could use the same concept with your favourite sugar cookie recipe. Add a little green food colouring to the batter and grab those candy eyeballs again.
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Purple People Eaters:
These are definitely going to turn heads. Believe it or not, they're simple to make. Grab some marshmallows, coconut, chocolate melts, candy corn, candy eyes and coconut. There are photo instructions so it couldn't be easier!
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Frankenstein Pudding Cups:
This is a great treat for the non-baker. Instead of spending hours icing cupcakes or cookies, a Sharpie will become your best friend. By simply tinting vanilla pudding with green food colouring and decorating clear plastic cups from the dollar store you can take something simple and make it frighteningly fantastic.
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Jello Jar Monsters:The kids will love digging in to these. They'd also be a fun party activity. All you need is some packages of orange Jello, clear jars or bowls and candy to decorate.
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A fun play on the traditional Rice Krispie square. A little green food colouring and some candy eyes take them to the next level. Lisa's free printable provides Frankenstein's hair. Could it be any easier?
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Cheater Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops:
These may look complex but they couldn't be any easier. By using donut holes (Timbits) you avoid the whole process of making the cake balls and I found they were denser so they were less likely to fall apart. Have fun decorating them all to be different. You know that no two Jack-o-Lanterns are alike, didn't you?
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Frank's Nuts & Bolts:
An edible container means no garbage - perfect for our litterless school. A little black icing, candy eyes and pretzel sticks take ice cream cones and turn them into individual Frankenstein cups. Fill them with Nuts n' Bolts or your favouite treat.
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Ghostly Treat Bags:Not a great baker? Fear not. You can jazz up store bought treats and provide a little portion control by packing them in these adorable little goodie bags. All you need is some googly eyes and glue.
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This is sure to cause a few squeals as they are passed out. What a creative way to hand out goody bags at a class party or on Halloween.
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Royal Icing Googly Eyes:
Can't get out to the store to buy those cute candy eyeballs you see in many of these ideas. Make some at home with this simple recipe.
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Halloween is a really fun time but preparing for it shouldn't be stressful. I hope you'll try one of these ideas and have a Spooktacular Halloween!